Q: Can I post the Amazon homepage as a deal link?

encorez
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And hog the whole site??????
or any other site?


just saying.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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encorez
anyone get my sarcasm?

seems like a few privileged can post more than one deal under one deal post....
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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arsiel
I got the sarcasm!
What do you mean by more than one deal under one deal post though? Like... multiple deals with the same link?
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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encorez
^ I see this stuff all the time...
http://dealspl.us/Others_deals/p_1saleaday-music-to-my-ears-collection-todays-flash

from different people also...
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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ArtemisDeals
I thought it was funny :)
ArtemisDeals (rep: 7.16k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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arsiel
I have mixed feelings about this... Between those, the roundups, and the posts with 5 of the same thing but in different colors, I'm not too sure which one I'd prefer. :/
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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rd995
no worries rez that deal expires soon you can hog amazon its a lifetime post without expiration and then you can take credit for every amazon deal that is posted :)
rd995 (rep: 97.1k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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whatsthedealwith
I'm new here, and I don't mean to butt in...
I've used the RSS feed for this site for some time, and I get sick of 'machine gun posting', such as a watch sale where each watch is posted as a separate deal. I say link to the sale and call it a day.
whatsthedealwith (rep: 6) posted Aug 23, 2012
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Acidbaby
Theres a difference between linking to a sale and linking to the start page of a site. Noone can ever take full credit for a deal once the start page is used. It will always come up as a duplicate from that point on.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.84k) posted Aug 23, 2012
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whatsthedealwith
I see...I wasn't aware that there was such a regulation, but it makes sense. Thanks for enlightening me!

One thing I was wondering about is what a user of this site gets from posting deals. I see 'rep' listings, but what does this mean? I see people griping about other users 'hogging' a deal, so I infer that there is some reason to increase rep.
whatsthedealwith (rep: 6) posted Aug 23, 2012
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nararal
i am not sure about your questions, but also hope to get answers from other friends here. thx
nararal (rep: 193) posted Aug 24, 2012
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nthsll
whatsthedeal...after you get your reputation up you can apply for the MoneyMakers program and get paid for your posts. May make $50-100 per month just posting a few deals a day and commenting on others. So posting perpetual deals cuts into other people's earning potential. I think most people post expiration dates where they are made known, but the select few that Rez referred to seldom expire deals.

So lets say you find a deal on a site that is offered with an expiration date and you try to post it. The posting is flagged as a duplicate and you cancel your posting thinking that someone beat you to it, where in reality the posting was from 6 months ago, the last time the item was on sale. So you miss a posting because someone is posting 300 deals a day and cant be bothered to take the time and post specifics.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Aug 24, 2012
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MdavidK30
I understand EXACTLY (sorry for the caps) what you're saying... I happen to notice that all the time. Where they post all the sales into the comment area... ENCOREZ is right- it's unfair to hog all the deals into one link. It's one thing for the week's roundup, but thats not what Encorez is talking about.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Aug 24, 2012
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whatsthedealwith
Ok this all makes more sense to me now. I missed the info about MoneyMakers when skimming the FAQ on this site, so I was having trouble understanding the motives here.

I appreciate the people who answered my questions, and everybody else who didn't thumbs down me!
whatsthedealwith (rep: 6) posted Aug 24, 2012
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encorez
I wonder who did the thumbs down...........hmmmmmmm.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Aug 26, 2012
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